National Geographic : 1940 Dec
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Lawrence Copley Thaw Like a Scene from an Oriental Legend Is a Bikaner Wedding Procession The standard of the principality is carried at the front on a richly caparisoned elephant. In the camel train which follows, the ledbeasts, allbearing women's saddles, are gifts presented to the bride. The parade marched only on the day of the actual ceremony uniting the Maharaja's. granddaughter and the Heir Apparent of Udaipur. The durbar celebrating the nuptials began a week earlier, however, and lasted a fortnight.